Treasure Island

Treasure Island By Robert Louis Stevenson

Reading about this book was almost more enjoyable than reading the book itself. Now I am not saying that the book was not enjoyable, but there are a lot of interesting facts about this book that I did not know about. It was first published as a book in 1883, after being part of a children’s magazine for a couple years. When I was reading this book, I was wondering, what about it made it such a historical classic? It turns out that of all of the stereotypical pirate images that we think of when we think of pirates came from this book. Particularly things like, a one-legged pirate with a parrot on his shoulder. Or a treasure map marked with an “X.” Even tropical islands, and the Black Spot. Without this book it is hard to say what our image of pirates would be like today. The only issue that I had with this book would be the certain phrases or words for things that I had to look up, because I had either never heard of them before, or wasn’t sure of the meaning. It was a fun read, it was not overly dramatic, but it was a good length. Many modern books have the issue of having good ideas, but focus too much on the length and put a damper on the story. If you like pirates you have to read the original pirate tale!

 

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